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Olive tree, will it produce olives?

susananwmssusananwms Posts: 213
4 yrs ago I bought a small olive tree in a pot, planted it in sheltered place as instructed and never believed it would grow so big. Totally in wrong place but is ok
First year had about 5 blue berries on them, since then, mistakenly I trimmed it instead of thinning it and did it at wrong time of year, thought I had killed it
It has come back with loads of little buds on it, do you think I may get olives ? I live in West Wales where we have mild climate?


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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,327
    If the weather is kind you may well get some olives.
    I usually get some on my little tree.
    You have plenty of flower buds so there's a good chance
    fingers x'ed
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • susananwmssusananwms Posts: 213
    Will keep my fingers crossed then, thanks Pete
  • 4 yrs ago I bought a small olive tree in a pot, planted it in sheltered place as instructed and never believed it would grow so big. Totally in wrong place but is ok
    First year had about 5 blue berries on them, since then, mistakenly I trimmed it instead of thinning it and did it at wrong time of year, thought I had killed it
    It has come back with loads of little buds on it, do you think I may get olives ? I live in West Wales where we have mild climate?


    I live in Cornwall and have had an olive tree for around 15 years. It has flowers and then sets olives every year. The olives never grow bigger than peas, stay on the tree until winter but never ripen They turn black and wrinkly, are rock hard, about the size of a sultana, then eventually drop off. I doubt if you will crop enough to start making your own olive oil. Our climate has not yet reached the required level of heat or sunshine. With the climate changes, you never know. Maybe one day it will be worth investing in an olive press.
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